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268 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anrromc V. Rcstitution of It is agreed that the Congress shall earnestly recommend IIC to the °°°“°°“*°d °°“‘“’°· legislatures of the respective States, to provide for the restitution ofvall estates, rights, and properties which have been confiscated, belonging to real British subjects, and also of the estates, rights, and properties of persons resident in districts in the possession of Elis Majesty’s arms, and who have not home arms against the said United_ States. And that persons of any other description shall: have free liberty to go to any part or parts of any of the thirteen United States, and therein to remain twelve months, unmolested in their endeavours to obtain the restitution of such of their estates, rights, and properties as may have been confiscated ; and that Congress shall also earnestly recommend to the several States a reconsideration and revision of all acts or laws regarding the premises, so as to render the said laws or acts perfectly consistent, not only with justice and equity, but with that spirit of conciliation which, on the return of the blessings of peace, should universally prevail. And that Congress shall also earnestly recommend to the several States, that the estates, rights, and properties of such last mentioned persons, shall be restored to them, they refunding to any persons who may be now in possession, the bona fide price (where any has been given) which such persons may have paid on purchasing any of the said lands, rights, or properties, since the confiscation. And it is agreed, that all persons who have any interest in confiscated lands, either by debts, marriage settlements, or otherwise, shall meet with no lawful impediment in the prosecution of their just rights. Anrronm VI. No further eos- That there shall be no future connseations made, nor any prosecutions fi¤¢@ti¤¤¤ or x>r¤¤¤· commenc’d against any person or persons for, or by reason of the °“*‘°“°· part which he or they may have taken in the present war; and that no person shall, on that account, suffer any future loss or damage, either in his person, liberty, or property ; and that those who may be in confinement on such charges, at the time of the ratification of the treaty in America, shall be immediately set at liberty, and the prosecutions so commenced be discontinued. Amuona VII. Hostilitics to There shall be a Erm and perpetual peace between His Britannic °°°·“°- Majesty and the said States, and between the subjects of the one and the citizens of the other, wherefore all hostilities, both by sea and land, shall from henceforth cease: All prisoners on both sides shall be set at liberty, and His Britannic Majesty shall, with all convenient speed, and _ without causing any destruction, or carrying away any negroes or other British armiesto property of the American inhabitants, withdraw all his armies, garri- M W1**hd¤*·W¤· sons, and fleets from the said United States, and from every port. place, and harbour within the same; leaving in all fortifications the American artillery that may be therein: And shall also order and cause all archives, records, deeds, and papers, belonging to any of the said States, or their citizens,,which, in the course of the war, may have fallen into the hands of his officers, to be forthwith restored and deliver’d to the proper States and persons to whom they belong. Anrrom VIII. · Navigation of The navigation of the river Mississi i from its source -o the ocean the Mississippi. shallforever remain free and open to thep subjects of Great thritain, and the citizens of the United States.